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Enjoy smooth video rendering and high-resolution images when playing video games by equipping your PC with a high-performance gaming graphics card. Compared to integrated video cards, dedicated GPUs are faster, more powerful, and have more memory. In a gaming PC, the graphics card is even more important than the processor. You can find a wide selection of graphics cards meant for gaming computers at Staples®.

Choose the Right Gaming Graphics Card for Your PC
Before ordering a graphics card for your gaming PC, you need to make sure the system is not too old for the GPU upgrade. You should download and run a hardware benchmarking software to look up component information and get a performance score for your PC. A processor that is more than three generations old is unlikely to be compatible with or benefit from a current-generation video card.

You should also make sure the card you get can fit into your motherboard. Most graphics cards are compatible with the 16-slot PCIe interface found on modern motherboards. Monitor resolution is another factor to consider when looking for the best graphics card for gaming. Budget and entry-level cards can handle displays with 1080p resolution. Choose a mid-tier card with at least 6GB RAM or high-end GPU if you have a 1440p monitor and wish to run games at native resolution. For 4K and multi-monitor gaming setups, you need flagship GPU models that support multi-card scaling.

Consider Power Consumption and Case Design When Selecting a Gaming Graphics Card
The physical dimensions of graphics cards vary. Some are long and narrow while others are short and wide. You may need to measure the gap between the PCIe slot and the closest component on the motherboard and then compare this dimension with the length and width of the card you want. In a gaming PC, the GPU consumes more power than the CPU. You need a 500-watt power supply unit for entry-level graphics cards. High-end models can demand up to 1000 watts. With high power consumption comes high heat generation. Make sure your PC tower is big enough and well ventilated for the amount of heat generated by the graphics card under heavy load.

What Are Non-Reference Gaming Graphics Cards?
Non-reference video cards are custom GPUs. Besides consumers, major video card brands, like NVIDIA® and AMD®, sell graphics cards to third-party resellers. The resellers modify these cards in different ways. Most modifications involve overclocking reference cards and adding more efficient cooling systems.

What Is the Ideal VRAM for a Gaming Graphics Card?
VRAM is the memory of a graphics card. For gaming, the minimum RAM to look for in a video card is 2GB. As a rule of thumb, the VRAM of the card you select should not be less than half of the system RAM. For example, if your gaming PC has 8GB RAM, you should get a graphics card with at least 4GB RAM.

What Type of Video Memory Do Gaming Graphics Cards Have?
Video cards use GDDR RAMs. Most gaming GPUs have GDDR3, GDDR4, and GDDR5 chips. These vary by clock speed and bandwidth. The available bandwidth of a graphics card is more important than the amount of VRAM it has. While GDDR4 offers a slight bandwidth increase over GDDR3, GDDR5 and GDDR5X options provide much wider bandwidth and can significantly improve gaming performance. For an even bigger memory bandwidth, choose a card with HBM memory.
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Zotac® NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mini GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 6GB Graphic Card
Item: IM14L5937 / Model : ZT-P10600A-10L
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  • Graphic card with PCI Express 3.0 host interface
  • Processor: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, data transfer rate: 192 Gbps
  • Boost/base: 1708 MHz/1506 MHz, 8 GHz memory
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VisionTek 900861 DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 2GB Graphic Card
Item: IM12Y9565 / Model : 900861
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  • Graphic card with PCI Express 2.1 x16 host interface
  • 2GB DDR3 memory for storage
  • Plug-In card, DVI-I, HDMI, VGA
38.49 $38.49
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msi® NVIDIA GeForce GT 730 DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 2GB Graphic Card
Item: IM12L5233 / Model : N730 2GD3V3
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  • Graphic card with PCI Express 2.0 x16 host interface
  • Processor: NVIDIA GeForce GT 730
  • 700 MHz GPU
74.39 $74.39
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msi® NVIDIA GeForce® GT 710 DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 1GB Graphic Card
Item: IM11V4280 / Model : GT 710 1GD3H LP
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  • Gaming graphic card features PCI Express 2.0 x16 host interface for added connectivity
  • NVIdia GeForce GT 710 delivers amazing performance, immersive 3D gaming and high-res graphics
  • Operates at 954 MHz for quick response
43.79 $43.79
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EVGA® GeForce GT 730 2GB DDR3 SDRAM Low Profile Graphic Card
Item: IM1VS5478 / Model : 02G-P3-2732-KR
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  • 2GB
  • 1400 MHz
  • Plug-in card
73.99 $73.99
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StarTech.com USB-C to HDMI Adapter with USB Power Delivery, USB Type-C to HDMI Converter USB Type C, 4K 60Hz
Item: IM18Q8120 / Model : CDP2HDUCPW
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  • Charge your laptop and output HDMI video using the same USB-C port, with USB
  • Power Delivery Hassle-free connection with the reversible USB-C connector
  • Maximum portability with a small footprint and lightweight design
32.59 $32.59
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StarTech.com USB C to DisplayPort Adapter, USB Type-C to DP Adapter, 4K 60Hz
Item: IM18Q1107 / Model : CDP2DP
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  • Run resource-demanding applications on 4K displays at 60Hz
  • Hassle-free connection with the reversible USB-C connector
  • Maximum portability with a small footprint and lightweight design
25.79 $25.79
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Rocstor Premium USB-C to DVI Adapter M/F- 6"
Item: IM18J2875 / Model : Y10C135-B1
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  • Host Interface: USB
  • USB Connector Type: Type-C
  • DVI: Yes
24.89 $24.89
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msi GT 710 1GD3H LPV1 NVIDIA GeForce GT 710 DDR3 SDRAM PCI Express 2.0 1GB Graphic Card
Item: IM13R5375 / Model : GT 710 1GD3H LPV1
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  • Graphic card with PCI Express 2.0 x8 host interface
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 710 processor
  • Core clock: 954 MHz
43.39 $43.39
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Tripp Lite USB to VGA Adapter Multi Monitor External Video Converter 1080p
Item: IM16B6798 / Model : U244-001-VGA
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  • Supports HD video resolutions up to 1920 x 1080 (1080p) @ 60 Hz
  • Extend video to a second display or duplicate one video on both
  • Add up to 6 adapters to connect a total of 7 displays (Windows)
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msi® GeForce GT 710 PCI Express 2.0 x16 2GB Graphic Card
Item: IM13R5374 / Model : GT 710 2GD3 LP
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  • PCI Express 2.0 x16 graphic card
  • Processor: NVIDIA GeForce GT 710
  • Memory: 2GB DDR3 RAM with 64 bit bus width and 1600 MHz memory clock speed
55.69 $55.69
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Visiontek Radeon HD 7750 Graphic Card, 2 GB GDDR5, PCI Express x16
Item: IM18H0017 / Model : 900942
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  • AMD Radeon delivers supreme video graphics with stunning visual
  • 2 GB on-board memory renders detailed images in a flash
  • With increased scalability, PCI Express x16 delivers high speed of data transfer
128.99 $128.99
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EVGA® GTX 1070 FTW DT GDDR5 256-bit PCI Express x16 3.0 8GB Gaming Graphic Card
Item: IM14M3764 / Model : 08G-P4-6274-KR
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  • PCI Express x16 3.0 graphic card
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
  • 1.51 GHz clock, 1.68 GHz boost
626.39 $626.39
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Rocstor Premium USB-C™ to VGA adapter Converter- 6", USB Type-C to VGA Video Adapter
Item: IM18J2863 / Model : Y10C128-B1
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  • Host Interface: USB
  • USB Connector Type: Type-C
  • VGA: Yes
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StarTech.com USB C to VGA Video Adapter w\ USB Power Delivery- Thunderbolt 3 Compatible, USB-C to VGA Adapter, 1920x1200, White
Item: IM19D1725 / Model : CDP2VGAUCPW
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  • Charge your laptop and output VGA video using the same USB-C port, with USB Power Delivery
  • Hassle-free connection with the reversible USB-C connector
  • Maximum portability with a small footprint and lightweight design
33.19 $33.19
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Zotac® GT 710 GeForce DDR3 64-bit PCI Express x1 1GB Graphic Card
Item: IM13H0448 / Model : ZT-71304-20L
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  • PCI Express x1 graphic card
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 710
  • 954 MHz clock
47.29 $47.29
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msi® NVIDIA GeForce® GT 710 DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 2GB Graphic Card
Item: IM11V4281 / Model : GT 710 2GD3H LP
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  • Gaming graphic card features PCI Express 2.0 x16 host interface for added connectivity
  • NVIdia GeForce GT 710 delivers amazing performance, immersive 3D gaming and high-res graphics
  • Operates at 954 MHz for quick response
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ASUS® DUAL-GTX1070 GDDR5 256-bit PCI Express 3.0 8GB Graphic Card
Item: IM14W8840 / Model : DUALGTX1070O8G
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  • PCI Express 3.0 graphic card
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
  • 1.58 GHz clock and 1.77 GHz boost
601.29 $601.29
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Geforce® GT 730 GraphicCard 2GB 128-bit Video Card
Item: 1674426 / Model : VCGGT7302D3LXPB
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  • 2GB
  • 1070 MHz
  • Low profile ready
79.99 $79.99
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StarTech.com USB-C to HDMI Adapter, with Presentation Mode Switch, 4K 60Hz, USB Type C to HDMI
Item: IM18Q0767 / Model : CDP2HD4K60SA
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  • Presentation Mode ensures your video output is not interrupted by your computer's power-saving modes
  • Avoid the hassle of adjusting power settings, with an easy-to-use toggle switch that lets you turn Presentation Mode on or off
  • Works on Mac and Windows computers
34.19 $34.19
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MSI GTX 1050 Ti 4GT LP GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Graphic Card, 1.29 GHz Core, 1.39 GHz Boost Clock, 4 GB GDDR5, Low-profile
Item: IM18D1413 / Model : GTX 1050 TI 4GT LP
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  • DirectX 12 Ready
  • Gamestream to NVIDIA® SHIELD
  • HDMI: Yes
228.69 $228.69
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Zotac® NVIDIA GeForce GT 710 DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x8 1GB Graphic Card
Item: IM11V4143 / Model : ZT-71301-20L
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  • Graphic card features PCI Express 2.0 x 8 host interface for added connectivity
  • NVIdia GeForce GT 710 delivers amazing performance, immersive 3D gaming and high-res graphics
  • Operates at 954 MHz for quick response
46.29 $46.29
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PNY Quadro P600 Graphic Card, 2 GB GDDR5, PCI Express 3.0 x16, Low-profile, Single Slot Space Required
Item: IM18J7962 / Model : VCQP600-PB
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  • Supports DirectX 12 API for efficient workload distribution across all available cores to get the best output
  • NVIDIA® Quadro® P600 is known for its professional graphics that delivers rich-media quality and maneuvers complex graphics with perfection
  • 2 GB GDDR5 on-board memory renders detailed images in a flash
179.99 $179.99
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VisionTek® AMD Radeon™ 5450 DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 1GB Graphic Card
Item: IM12Y9564 / Model : 900860
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  • Graphic card features PCI Express 2.1 x16 host interface for added connectivity
  • AMD Radeon 5450 delivers amazing performance, immersive 3D gaming and high-res graphics
  • Offers quick response
42.89 $42.89
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